|California sketches - Fitzgerald, O. P. (Oscar Penn), 1829-1911|
A Southern Methodist minister, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (1829-1911) of North Carolina was sent to California as a missionary by his denomination in 1855. He remained for more than twenty years, winning appointment as state superintendent of public education in 1867 despite his pro-Southern position during the Civil War. In the late 1870s, Fitzgerald returned to the East, editing the Nashville Christian Advocate, 1878-1890, and accepting appointment as a Southern Methodist bishop...
Keywords: Ethnic groups; Law; Religion and ethics
|Touching incidents in the life and labors of a pioneer on the Pacific coast since 1853 - Hines, Joseph Wilkinson|
Joseph Wilkinson Hines (b. ca. 1824) left New York State in 1853 as a Methodist missionary to Ohio. He later settled in Santa Clara County, California, where he was a prominent Republican and anti-slavery advocate. Touching incidents in the life and labors of a pioneer (1911) is a collection of unrelated papers by Hines: speeches and poems touching such subjects as missionary experiences in Oregon, the history of Santa Clara, Sir George Seymour, Mount Hood, Klamath Indians, woman suffrage, and t...
Keywords: Frontier and pioneer life; Ethnic groups; Women; Religion and ethics
|California life illustrated - Taylor, William, 1821-1902|
William Taylor (1821-1902) was a Methodist minister specializing in "street preaching" in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., when the Methodist church sent him to California as a missionary evangelist in 1849. He remained in the West for seven years, going on to become one of the church's most tireless worldwide evangelists. He later conducted crusades in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa...
Keywords: Missions; Ethnic groups; Urbanization; Real estate development; Mines and mineral resources; Religion and ethics